Located in a two-story West Village townhouse, the Greenwich Project, offers diners a whimsical take on traditional and contemporary American cuisine with both French and Mediterranean flavor profiles. The Greenwich Project also boasts a robust cocktail program and a well-paired, thoughtful wine list curated by sommelier Ryan Mills-Knapp. The Greenwich Project is essentially two eateries in one with the two floors offering different atmospheres while both offer Executive Chef Carmine Di Giovanni’s inventive menu of unique small plates and signature modern dishes with a twist.
For a livelier bar scene atmosphere, the street level lounge is ideal for casual eating. The warm brick-walled space features a sleek white bar, burnt orange banquet seating, and rotating artwork. The small plates found on the lounge menu includes a Scallop Curdo with fizzy melon and fennel, a Crispy Duck Skin with streamed egg and scallion and a 3-plate tapas option for $20. For a more formal dining experience, the upstairs dining room has a playful spirit which is enhanced by an expansive front window allowing for extra natural light and a view down onto the bustling streets of the West Village below. The atmosphere is also enhanced by the Pop Art that decorates the room as well as the off-white plush banquet seating areas and silver tin ceiling. Signature dishes found upstairs at the Greenwich Project include a starter dish called the “Odd Couple” featuring crispy sweetbreads, snails, bacon, and roasted garlic. For entrees, the menu includes Day Boat Halibut with escarole, mandarin jus, and salted cashews, Poached Lobster with grits and lobster-chocolate jus, and a Dry Aged Ribeye with spinach and loaded potato croquettes. Craft Cocktails at the Greenwich Project, all $14, were crafted especially for this venture by the Project Group’s master mixologists. Some of the cocktails found on the menu are the Brick House, a clove-infused bourbon cocktail with “red hot syrup,” the Be-All, End-All, a mezcal-based cocktail with cynar, grapefruit, and orange bitters, and the BKLYN ’76 a gin cocktail with rosemary honey, lemon, sparkling wine, and house lavender bitters.
The Greenwich Project is located at 47 West 8th Street between Sixth Avenue and MacDougal Street.
Currently under construction, more information and a menu listing will be available on the Greenwich Project website soon. In the meantime, you can call 212-253-9335 or use their temporary website for reservations.